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Special Advisers to the Ministers

Special advisers serve as political assistants to ministers. The prime minister and other ministers elected as party leaders have more than one adviser. Ministerial groups can also appoint special advisers. The term of a special adviser is linked to that of the minister.

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä

Ms Riina Nevamäki, Special Adviser 
Tel. +358 9 1602 2009

Mr Markus Lahtinen, Special Adviser (Economic Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 404

Ms Jani Raappana, Special Adviser (International Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 306

Ms Karoliina Kariluoma, Special Adviser (Parliamentary Affairs)
Tel. +358 295160456

Ms Niina Nurkkala, Special Adviser (EU Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 380 

Mr Kari Jääskeläinen, Special Adviser (Home Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 544

Ms Eeva Kärkkäinen, Special Adviser (Home Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 160 561 

Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini

Ms Raili Lahnalampi, Special Adviser (Chief of Office)
Tel. +358 50 550 7546

Ms Riikka Taivassalo, Special Adviser (Press Relations)
Tel. +358 46 923 4581

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen

Mr Juha Kirstilä, Special Adviser (Press Relations)
Tel. +358 40 552 8200

Ms Lyydia Ylönen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 44 591 0812

Minister of Justice Antti Häkkänen

Mr Lauri Koskentausta, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 150 131

Mr Sami Paatero, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 150 310

Minister of the Interior Kai Mykkänen

Mr Tuomas Rautanen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 50 325 8827

Ms Titta Andersson-Bohren, Special Adviser (Press Relations)
Tel. +358 50 513 1539

Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö

Mr Petteri Leino, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 140 104

Mr Juha Martelius, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 40 515 2637

Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo

Ms Kristiina Kokko, Special Adviser (Secretary to Ministers)
​Tel. +358 50 3423 654

Mr Heikki Kuutti Uusitalo, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 50 302 8246

Mr Elias Erämaja, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 40 747 1854 

Ms Elisa Tarkiainen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 400 774 789

Minister of Local Government and Public Reforms Anu Vehviläinen

Mr Tuomas Vanhanen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 530 216

Mr Matias Hilden, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 50 911 9947

Minister of Education Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

Ms Emmi Venäläinen, Special Adviser (early childhood education and care, liberal adult education and basic education in arts, higher education institutions, science and research, education of immigrants)
Tel. +358 295 330 026

Mr Juho Mäki-Lohiluoma, Special Adviser (press relations)
Tel. +358 295 160 812

Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport Sampo Terho

Mr Toni Kokko, Special Adviser (Secretary to Ministers)
Tel. +358 295 330 113

Mr Toni Ahva, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 330 340

Mr Otto Juote, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 160 231

Mr Otto Peura, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 160 174

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä

Mr Teppo Säkkinen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 50 516 2868

Ms Satu Haapaniemi, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 50 400 5193

Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner

No Special Advisers

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä

Mr Markku Rajala, Special Adviser (ownership steering)
Tel. +358 295 047 480

Mr Antti Siika-aho, Special Adviser (enterprise and regional policy)
Tel. +358 295 047 151

Ms Nina Alatalo, Special Adviser (EU, OECD and International Affairs)
Tel. +358 295 047 171 

Minister of Employment Jari Lindström

Ms Tiina Ahva, Special Adviser
​Tel. +358 295 047 087

Mr Jami Arvola, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 047 175

Minister of Social Affairs and Health Pirkko Mattila

Ms Mira Hirvonen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 163 107

Mr Kari Synberg, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 163 106

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Service Annika Saarikko

Ms Elina Das Bhowmik, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 163 109

Ms Satu Mäki-Lassila, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 295 163 110

Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen

Mr Riku Eskelinen, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 50 572 7782

Ms Tea Usvasuo, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 46 922 8946

Mr Vilhartti Hanhilahti, Special Adviser
Tel. +358 40 836 4823